“Entering the Haydorian system.” Lieutenant Tarendiz said in her deep, almost seductive Risian accent from the helm. The pilot looked over her shoulder towards Captain Bennet. “I’m picking up the Odyssey sir, she is adrift near to Haydorief.”
“Tell Captain Corbin to stay close to us.” Bennet ordered and then commanded that the Discovery went straight ahead to save their fallen comrades. The rest of Bennet’s task group had diverted to Ajilon Prime to assist the Ferengi convoy there. “Any word from Governor Thelis or the ships assigned to the colony?”
Lieutenant Gailwon, Discovery‘s Bolian chief science officer spoke up. “I’m detecting the two Andorian escorts still in orbit of the colony.”
Looking to his first officer concerned that the governor has not assisted Odyssey at all, Bennet looked at his helm officer. “Tarendiz, how long until we are with the Odyssey?”
“Two minutes sir!” She answered.
“Lieutenant Caitheris,” Bennet looked over to his Barzan operations manager. “Get me the governor now!”
Taking in a breath through her breathing apparatus, the operations officer responded and said she had the governor. Activating the holographic communicator, the Andorian-Aenar leader appeared on the bridge in a somewhat transparent fashion.
“Governor Thelis, I want to know why none of your ships have assisted the Odyssey?” Captain Bennet asked.
Shaking his head, the governor replied. “I cannot risk the safety of my colony Captain Bennet. My ships need to stay close in case the Klingons strike again.”
“Governor, that is an unacceptable answer when brave men and women have laid their lives down to save your colonists.” Bennet threw back.
The Andorian inside of him came out as he snapped at Bennet. “Captain, you can place a protest with Starfleet, even the Federation Council but I won’t move my ships away from our colony until we know the system is secure. Thelis out.”
“What a friendly fellow.” Commander Rider remarked. “I take it we are going to complain sir?”
“You’re damn right we are Lucas.” Bennet threw back. “Get us to the Odyssey straight away.”